I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock counties

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Weekly Construction Update: September 16-20

Posted: September 13, 2019

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All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends.

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday, nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

Temporary widening of I-39/90 northbound (County AB to US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange), Madison
Siggelkow Road underpass
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2019

  • Be alert for lane shifts, and crews and equipment in this area.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations near Madison.
    • Crews will install culvert pipes and storm sewer in the median and future crossover.
    • Hauling waste material from cuts to Beltline interchange to be placed as embankment for the future northbound Interstate lanes.
    • Grading work continues in median for future widened lanes, ramp and median crossovers in 2020.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (County AB to E. Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156)), Madison to Edgerton
County MN, Drotning Road, County W and County B underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2019

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange, to County AB near Madison.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • County MN under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019. Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.
  • Drotning Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019. Alternate local routes are required.
  • County W under the Interstate is CLOSED until early fall 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • County B under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Madison and Edgerton.
    • Crews continue with crushing operations and grading along I-39/90 southbound throughout the project limits.
      • Select crush and base material placed along the southbound Interstate, south of County N.
    • Concrete paving operations underway along I-39/90 southbound, south of County N.
    • Erosion controls are being installed along the project where needed.
    • Deck pour for I-39/90 southbound bridge over County MN on Tuesday (Sept. 17).
    • Form and pour parapets for I-39/90 southbound bridge over County B.
    • Installing conduit for Weight in Motion (WIM) system for the Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility (SWEF). The SWEF along I-39/90 southbound, south of Madison, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Landscaping and plantings to occur along I-39/90 from Madison to Edgerton. Shoulder closures along various sections of Interstate.

I-39/90 expansion (Kennedy Road to Rock River bridges), Janesville to Edgerton
Townline Road, County M and Newville Road underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange, to Townline Road. From Townline Road to south of the Rock River Bridges, all traffic is shifted back to the northbound lanes.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Janesville rest area via temporary ramp connections.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Townline Road under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • County M under the Interstate is OPEN.
  • Newville Road under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations between Janesville and Edgerton.
    • Heavy grading is nearly complete for the new southbound lanes occurring on the entire length of the project.
    • Pipe installation for the new southbound lanes occurring on the north half of the project.
    • Crushing of the old asphalt pavement is occurring in the southbound lanes.
    • Select Crushed Material being placed on much of the new southbound Interstate lanes, north of Newville Road.
    • County M deck and structural approach slabs are scheduled to be poured next week.
    • Structural approach slabs scheduled to be poured at Townline Road next week
    • Work for the structural approach slabs at the Wisconsin & Southern railroad structure scheduled for the next week.
    • Abutment construction at Newville Road is occurring.
    • New force main installed for the Janesville Rest Area.

I-39/90 expansion at WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Kennedy Road underpass
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the southbound side from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B). Traffic will remain in this configuration until summer 2020.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Kennedy Road under I-39/90 in Janesville is OPEN.
  • The Ice Age Trail under I-39/90, adjacent to Kennedy Road, is CLOSED until October 2020.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction operations at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Crews continue grading work along I-39/90 northbound, and at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.
    • Storm sewer work continues on the I-39/90 northbound side from US 14 to Kennedy Road.
    • Deck pour complete for the I-39/90 northbound bridge over Kennedy Road. Parapets to follow.
    • Base aggregate being placed from the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad bridge to Kennedy Road.
    • Deck work ongoing for the I-39/90 northbound bridge over WIS 26 in Janesville. Deck pour planned for late September.
    • MSE wall and abutment construction underway for the I-39/90 northbound bridge over Ryan Road.
    • Construction is ongoing for the center pier and abutments for the I-39/90 northbound bridges over US 14.
    • Construction of the MSE retaining wall will continue for the US 14 interchange.
    • Landscaping and restoration operations are ongoing.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (south of US 14/Humes Road interchange to Hart Road bridge over I-39/90), Janesville to Beloit
Mount Zion Avenue, East Milwaukee Street, Ruger Avenue, Palmer Drive, County O/Delavan Drive and Townline Road
Anticipated construction completion: Spring 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted onto the northbound concrete pavement from Hart Road near Beloit to south of the US 14 interchange (Exit 171B).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Mount Zion Avenue under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • East Milwaukee Street under the Interstate is OPEN.
  • Ruger Avenue under I-39/90 is OPEN.
  • Palmer Drive under the Interstate is OPEN.
  • Nighttime closure of the I-39/90 southbound ramp to WIS 11/Racine Street (Exit 175) in Janesville.
    • 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 16) to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 17)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • County O/Delavan Drive under the Interstate is CLOSED from 6 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 19) to 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 20).
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Spring Brook/Ice Age National Scenic Trail under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2019 – weather-permitting.
    • Bicyclists and pedestrians should follow posted detour route.
  • Read the I-39/90 construction activities between Beloit and Janesville.
    • Noise barrier work is ongoing between Mount Zion Avenue and East Milwaukee Street with panels being installed. Noise barrier work between Ruger Avenue and East Milwaukee Street will continue next week.
    • Crews will remove east half of old deck at County O/Delavan Road. Racine Street ramp traffic located on new portion of bridge.
    • Deck pour complete for the southbound I-39/90 bridge over Spring Brook.
    • Approach slab work to continue next week for the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Ruger Avenue.
    • Crews are forming the parapet walls for I-39/90 southbound bridge over East Milwaukee Street.
    • Approach slab work to continue for the southbound Interstate bridge over Mount Zion Avenue.
    • Parapet work continues on the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Turtle Creek.
    • 14-day wet cure continues for the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Townline Road.
    • Deck pour complete for the I-39/90 southbound bridge over Union Pacific Railroad.
    • Removals, grading, and storm sewer work to continue as part of Stage 3B, between the newly relocated Shopiere Road southbound entrance and temporary I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Grading operations, topsoiling, and finishing will continue at various locations along the future I-39/90 southbound lanes from Hart Road to Avalon Road.

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: November 2019

  • I-39/90 traffic shifted onto their respective sides, between the Illinois state line and Cranston Road.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access remains OPEN to the Beloit rest area via the new exit to the rest area located south of the Stateline Road overpass.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • I-43 traffic shifted onto the new northbound concrete pavement (County X/Hart Road to I-39/90) until November 2019.
    • One lane open in each direction on I-43, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • Nighttime closure of the I-43 southbound loop ramp to I-39/90 southbound in Beloit.
    • 10 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) to 5 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 19)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Nighttime closure of the I-39/90 southbound loop ramp to WIS 81/Milwaukee Road (Exit 185A) in Beloit.
    • 10 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 18) to 5 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 19)
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Colley Road under I-39/90, near Beloit, is CLOSED until fall 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.
    • One lane closed on WIS 81 from Freeman Parkway to the current lane closure on I-43.
    • Gateway Blvd., from Hart Road to Millington Road, reduced to one lane in each direction.
    • Work continues for the future I-43 core interchange. Temporary widening and ramp relocation construction to continue next week.
    • Existing I-43 southbound pavement being removed and recycled as base aggregate under the new lanes.
    • Landscaping and restoration work continues along I-43. Sign bridge and shoulder work continues along I-43 northbound.
    • Work is taking place near the state line in the median to install the permanent barrier wall and extend pipes to the west in anticipation of the next I-39 traffic switch in mid-September.
    • Median widening on I-39/90 from Cranston Road to Hart Road are beginning in preparation for work that will take place in spring 2020.
    • Nightly hauling of embankment to the fills north and south of Spring Brook will continue through September 2019.
    • Pier footings are nearly complete for the new structures over Spring Brook north of Cranston Road. Above ground work will begin next week.
    • Storm sewer work is ongoing in the area.